Articles

Coast to coast – A Front Row Seat

My journey with the Coast to Coast is not your usual one. For the last three years, my job has been to film the race, capturing the athletes, supporters and sponsors that make this event truly unique. There are a lot of logistics involved in covering a race like the...
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Canyoning – What’s not to love? Everything.

We were bundled up like Michelin men, hiking up the Routeburn track just out of Glenorchy, hardly able to move due to the numerous layers of neoprene. All we could hear was the friendly chatter, and “S*** it’s hot” from various members of our group. We were getting to know...
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Dropping deep

Getting ready Generally, with deep dropping, you’ll be heading miles offshore, so it goes without saying that your boat needs to be capable, have plenty of fuel, and equipped with decent safety equipment. A sounder capable of picking up structure and fish in the depths is also mandatory, unless you’ve...
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Gamefishing for beginners

Catching a gamefish is one thing, but landing one on your own boat with your mates is another experience entirely. Charter captain Nick Jones shares a few tips for getting started with gamefishing. With warmer than average water gracing New Zealand as a result of La Niña conditions, we have...
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Ethan Oliver – Tradie, Hunter, Spearo

“Hinau”, Ethan tells me, is actually the name of a native tree. Once a year, hinau charitably drop their berries, and the pigs waste no time cleaning up the forest floor. When this happens, there’s only one place you’ll find Ethan: snooping around the hinau with his dogs and knife...
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Time to be Foiled

If you've gone to any beach with a bit of surf this summer, you've probably seen a surfer or two rising out of the water and floating across waves. Foiling has exploded in NZ, but for those of us still yet to give it a go, Steve Dickinson provides us...
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New Toys

Kawasaki 2021 Jet Ski STX160 range When calm waters need stirring up, look to the new entry-level Jet Ski STX160 and STX160X for the perfect dose of fun. The 2021 Jet Ski STX160 models feature a tried and tested high-performance 160hp 4-stroke marine engine with class-leading acceleration, agile handling and...
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Fiordland at Last

As the dull whine of the helicopter faded into the distance, we looked around at our new home for the next four days. The topo map we’d been looking at just 30 minutes earlier at the hanger certainly didn’t do the terrain justice. I guess they never do. Massive peaks...
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Homegrown Gold

After being sent a WilliamsWarn kit, Josh Rudd from Off-Site HQ took a break from his brown bottled beers to give homebrewing a crack. The after work beer. The airport beer. The post-game changing room beer. The shower beer. The Friday beer. The filleting fish beer. The spa pool beer....
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